Lots of speculation out there. No comment. Other than, if the impossible happens and the dead rise again, it?s because of YOU.#SaveManifest— Jeff Rake (@jeff_rake) July 20, 2021
1. When was the series renewed?
Over the weekend it was reported that the streaming platform had ordered 20 more episodes.
“What started years ago as a flight of fancy deep in my imagination has evolved into the jet engine journey of a lifetime. Never in my wildest dreams could I have envisioned the worldwide outpouring of love and support for this story, its characters, and the team who work so hard to bring it all to life,” series creator, Jeff Rake, said in a press release. “That we will be able to reward the fans with the ending they deserve moves me to no end. On behalf of the cast, the crew, the writers, directors, and producers, thank you to Netflix, Warner Bros., and of course to the fans. You did this.”
2. Wait, wasn’t the series canceled?
NBC announced that season three will be the show's last back in June. However, we first heard rumors that the series might return just one month after when a source close to the drama revealed to Entertainment Weekly that they were “working on a number of things.”
In fact, when the cancellation news was first announced, Rake assured disappointed fans that he was trying to find a new home for future installments.“My dear Manifesters, I’m devastated by NBC’s decision to cancel us,” he wrote on Twitter. “That we’ve been shut down in the middle is a gut punch, to say the least. Hoping to find a new home. You the fans deserve an ending to your story. Thanks for the love shown to me, cast, and crew. #savemanifest.”
After all of the speculation, Rake continued keeping his lips sealed until things were set in stone. In a follow-up post he wrote, “Lots of speculation out there. No comment. Other than, if the impossible happens and the dead rise again, it’s because of YOU.” Looks like he was right.
3. What is Manifest?
If you’re unfamiliar, the hit NBC show tells the mysterious story of a group of passengers, who board a flight that lands five years in the future. The 191 travelers return to a world that is quite different from the one they left behind.
4. Who’s in it?
The cast includes Melissa Roxburgh (Star Trek Beyond), Josh Dallas (Once Upon a Time), Athena Karkanis (Saw VI), J.R. Ramirez (Jessica Jones), Luna Blaise (Fresh Off the Boat), Jack Messina (The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel) and Parveen Kaur (Beyond).
And it seems like most of the cast is set to return. Per Deadline, Dallas, Ramirez and Roxburgh have already closed deals for the final season, while Kaur and other series regulars “remain in negotiations”
5. When will season four air?
Unfortunately, no further information about season four is available as of yet. But until we get more updates, we’ll be bingeing the series on Netflix.
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